The Peters

Amanda Howard Peters

Portrayers: Mary Frann 1974-1979
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: Patient of Dr. Greg Peters and Laura Horton
Marriages: Married to ??? Howard (Died), Dr Greg Peters 1976
Romances: Had an affair with Neil Curtis in 1974 while married, had a brief romance with Chris Kosnitchek while separated from Greg Peters in 1979
Children: none
Occupation: Unknown
Crimes/Incarcerations: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Amanda Howard was a patient of Dr. Greg Peter's. Amanda was guilt stricken and depressed over the fact she had had an affair with Dr Neil Curtis, but never revealed his name to anyone. In 1975 Neil proposed to Amanda, who accepted. On the night they were to marry Amanda found Neil with a prostitute, and tried to commit suicide. The attempt failed, but it brought her closer to Dr. Greg Peters.

In 1976 Amanda Howard learned she had a brain tumor and would be dead in six months if she did not undergo surgery. Amanda was afraid to have the surgery because her mother had died while having the same operation. With Neil and Greg's encouragement she had the surgery and survived, though she lost her memory for a short time. Eventually she married Dr. Greg Peters in 1976 after he divorced Susan Hunter Martin.

In 1979 Amanda and her husband Greg left Salem after Greg got a better paying job in Chicago. Eventually Greg and Amanda spit up and she returned to Salem and moved in with Chris Kosnitchek, however she soon moved out after Mary Anderson wanted to win back Chris.

When Amanda learned she was pregnant Chris proposed to her. Amanda went to Chicago to divorce Greg, who refused thinking the baby was his. However Amanda learned her pregnancy was a tubal one, and she lost the baby and was forced to undergo a hysterectomy. Greg quickly divorced Amanda, and a depressed Amanda broke off her relationship with Chris and left town.


Eric Peters

Portrayers: John Lombardo 1971, Stanley Kamel 1972-76
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Phil and Anne Peters
Entrance onto Show: 1972 Greg Peters brother / Susan's attacker
Marriages: none
Romances: Susan Hunter Martin Peters
Children: Annie Peters
Occupation: Writer
Crimes/Incarceration: Raped/Slept with Susan Hunter Martin
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Eric Peters was Greg Peters brother, and a writer. Eric was the man who had Susan Martin Hunter believed raped her in the park, but upon being confronted by Susan about the rape Eric claimed to Susan it was a mutual act, and she only became distraught and terrified after they had had sex. Susan and Eric decided to keep this information between the two of them.

Eric sought out an answer to his encounter with Susan, and after Susan had left town Laura Horton told Eric that Susan had selective amnesia. Though Susan slept with him she thought it was David Martin. Upon understanding Eric tried to have the chapter about the rape incident deleted from the novel he had just written entitled "In My Brothers Shadow." However it was to late, the book had already been published, and upon reading the rape chapter Eric's brother Greg angrily attacked, and hospitalized Eric.

Later Susan returned to Salem after hearing about Eric's condition, and Susan was sorry and told Eric she would explain everything to Greg. Susan continued to visit Eric in the hospital, and later brought his daughter Annie to see him.

In the years to follow Eric continued to see his daughter Annie more and more, and eventually developed feelings for Susan. In 1976 after Greg divorced Susan, Eric and Susan became an item and left for California with their daughter Annie.


Dr. Greg Peters

Portrayers: Peter Brown 1972-1979
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Phil and Anne Peters
Entrance onto Show: 1972 Worked at the David Martin Clinic
Marriages: Susan Hunter Martin 1972, Amanda Howard 1976
Romances: none
Children: none
Occupation: Doctor
Crimes/Incarceration: none
Other Interesting Facts: Severely beat and hospitalized his brother Eric
Date of Death: Still Alive

Dr. Greg Peters worked with Susan Hunter Martin at the David Martin Clinic. Eventually the two fell in love and became engaged to be married. Greg had full knowledge Susan was pregnant with another man's child.

Days before his February scheduled wedding Susan left her son with Greg's mother and ran off. Greg didn't understand why Susan had left, but when he read a chapter about "The Girl in the Park" in his brother's book he realized Eric was the man who had "raped" Susan many months ago. Angry Eric attacked and brutally beat his brother to the point of hospitalization.

When Susan returned to Salem a few months later she explained to Greg what had happened, and Greg went to his brother's hospital room and apologized. In 1973 Greg Peters and Susan Martin would finally be married.

In 1974 Greg and Susan's marriage began to dissolve in 1974, and when Greg joined Dr. Neil Curtis' private practice tension began to build. In 1975 Greg became heavily involved with his patient Amanda Howard, though he remained faithful to Susan.

In 1976 Susan and Greg divorced, and Susan moved to California with Greg's brother Eric and their daughter Annie.

Later that year Amanda Howard learned she had a brain tumor and would be dead in six months if she did not undergo surgery. Amanda was afraid to have the surgery because her mother had died while having the same operation. With Neil and Greg's encouragement she had the surgery and survived, though she lost her memory for a short time. Dr. Greg Peters and Amanda Howard eventually married in late 1976.

In 1979 Greg got a better job offer in Chicago and he and Amanda left Salem. Amanda eventually left Greg, but when she became pregnant she went to Chicago to divorce Greg, who refused thinking the baby was his. However Amanda learned her pregnancy was a tubal one, and she lost the baby and was forced to undergo a hysterectomy and Greg quickly divorced Amanda.


Susan Hunter Martin Peters

Portrayers: Denise Alexander 1966-73, Bennye Gatteys 1973-76
Date of Birth: unknown
Parents: Richard and Diane Hunter
Entrance onto Show: Susan was an old schoolmate of Julie's
Marriages: David Martin 1966, Dr. Greg Peters 1973
Romances: Bill Horton, 1968/9, Scott Banning 1969
Children: Richard "Dickie" Martin 1967, Annie Peters 1972
Occupation: Founded the David Martin Clinic
Crimes/Incarceration: Shot and killed her husband David Martin
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Susan was Julie's best friend, and married Julie's husband to be David Martin in 1966. Susan only married David because she learned she was pregnant as a result of a drunken one night fling with him. Both Susan and David planned to give the baby up for adoption and tell her parents it was still born, and in January on 1967 Susan delivered a premature baby boy, named Richard "Dickie" Martin. Susan vowed to keep the baby and told David they would make their marriage work for the baby's sake. However David did not feel the same way and went to Susan's parents with the truth, not knowing Susan had already told them the truth. Richard and Dianne Hunter told David he should take responsibility for his actions and stay with his family.

In the summer of 67 when her son Dickie died while with her husband David, Susan became so consumed with grief that in a moment of hate she shot and killed David. After a long hard trial Susan was proven not guilty by reason of temporary insanity in October of 67. After being acquitted Susan went to David's mother to apologize, and was then shot by her. Susan had to undergo surgery and survived, but was left heart problems.

In 1969 when Scott and Janet Banning moved to town with their adopted son Bradley (In reality it was Julie and David's child) Susan began to take care of Brad due to his mother's fading health due to a brain tumor. After Janet died Susan became found of Brad, and of Scott. However, Julie Olson would exact her revenge on Susan and would sue for custody of Brad (Little David) and would win. Eventually Julie married Scott.

In 1970 Susan met Doug Williams, who was trying to romance her out of her money. Susan didn't fall for Doug, but she did see a way she could top her old rival Julie. Susan payed Doug to have an affair with Julie Olson Banning, but when she eventually realized she couldn't live with what she had done and tried to call the deal off it was too late.

When Scott left town with David after becoming separated from Julie, Susan became depressed, and while taking a walk in the park one night Susan was attacked by a man, but refused to talk about the incident because she was too embarrassed. The only clue to the attacker was a button she was grasping in her hand.

In 1971 Susan opened up a clinic with her dead husbands inheritance and began working at the David Martin Clinic. There she met and began to have feelings for Dr. Greg Peters. Suddenly Susan would learn she was pregnant as a result of the attack in the park. She considered having and abortion, but decided to keep the child instead.

When Greg took Susan to meet his family Susan seemed to have recognized Greg's brother Eric. Eric didn't recognize Susan, but she seemed to know him from somewhere. At another dinner at the Peters home Susan slipped into Eric's room and found a blazer of his with a button missing, the missing button was the one Susan was clutching in her hand the night of the attack. Eric Peters was the man who raped her months ago, and the father of her child. However, upon confronting Eric, Eric claimed the sex was mutual, and Susan only panicked and ran after they had slept together. Both Susan and Eric decided it was best if they kept this a secret from Greg.

In 1973 Susan gave birth to her baby, it was a girl and she named her Annie Peters. Susan and Greg were to be married in February of 73 when Susan suddenly left town, leaving a note behind for Greg not to come looking for her. Susan left her baby Annie with Greg's mom and went off to decide if she should tell Greg about what happened in the park months earlier.

Upon hearing that Eric had been beaten by his brother Susan returned to Salem and visited Eric. Eric had kept Susan's secret safe from Greg, and almost payed with his life. Susan thanked Eric, and then told Greg the truth. Greg was shocked but later came around, and in 1973 Greg Peters and Susan Hunter Martin were married.

In 1974 Susan and Greg's marriage began to dissolve, and when Greg left his job at the clinic to join Dr. Neil Curtis' practice it put an even bigger strain on their marriage.

In 1976 Susan and Greg divorced, and Susan moved to California with Greg's brother Eric and their daughter Annie.


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